In This Review

The Private Manufacture of Armaments. Volume I
The Private Manufacture of Armaments. Volume I
By Philip Noel-Baker
Gollancz, 1936, 274 pp.

The author was for some time associated with Arthur Henderson in the work of the Disarmament Conference. Though he defers to the second volume his major conclusions, which are in part based on the findings of the Nye Committee and the British Royal Commission, he has nevertheless made his thesis clear in this book. He arraigns the private manufacture of arms as the principal factor in the creation of the huge armaments, which, he holds, necessarily lead to war.